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SubjectRe: [EXT] Re: [PATCH RFC net-next 00/19] net: mvpp2: Add TX Flow Control support
On Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 07:11:53PM +0000, Stefan Chulski wrote:
> >
> > On Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 06:55:11PM +0000, Stefan Chulski wrote:
> > > > > not connected to the GOP flow control generation mechanism.
> > > > > To solve this issue Armada has firmware running on CM3 CPU
> > > > > dedectated for Flow Control support. Firmware monitors Packet
> > > > > Processor resources and asserts XON/XOFF by writing to Ports Control 0
> > Register.
> > > >
> > > > What is the minimum firmware version that supports this?
> > > >
> > >
> > > Support were added to firmware about two years ago.
> > > All releases from 18.09 should has it.
> >
> > Can you query the firmware and ask its version? We should keep all this code
> > disabled if the firmware it too old.
> >
> > Andrew
>

> This is exactly what " net: mvpp2: add TX FC firmware check " patch
> do. If handshake of flow control support fail, FC won't be
> supported.

Ah, O.K. Please extend the kernel log message to include the minimum
firmware version.

Andrew

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